NPM package for Visio JavaScript APIs

Visio JavaScript APIs extend the capabilities of Visio Online by enabling developers to build rich mashup solutions to meet their organization’s specific needs. The solution needs to reference the Visio JavaScript library from the CDN location at, https://appsforoffice.microsoft.com/embedded/1.0/visio-web-embedded.js. NPM is a JavaScript package manager and the visio-web-embedded.js is published as part of the Office NPM…

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Migrate from Visio Web Access to Visio Online

Overview Visio Online replaces Visio Web Access (also called Visio Services) in SharePoint Online. Visio Online is the new way to view, create and share Visio diagrams in SharePoint Online. As part of the Office Online ecosystem, Visio Online includes a modern UI, introduces performance improvements and has richer capabilities that aren’t available in Visio…

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Working with Connected Diagrams Programmatically, part 1

In a previous blog post, we told you about the new Connectivity APIs in Visio 2010 that make it easier for developers to create and to move across a connected diagram. We’ve shown you how to use some of the new APIs to create new connected shapes (see here); now we’ll examine techniques for traversing…

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Visio 2010 XML Schema Definition Released

Visio has published the XML Schema Definition (XSD) files for the Microsoft Visio 2010 XML Drawing (.vdx) format. This schema is also known as DatadiagramML. The .XSD files allow developers to better understand the structure of Visio XML documents and design solutions that work with the .VDX file format. The DatadiagramML Schema for Visio 2010…

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Video: Adding a Data Graphic Legend in Visio 2010

The video below shows how to add a Data Graphic legend to a drawing using C# code. How might you use this code within the context of constructing diagrams with Data Graphics? As mentioned in a previous blog post, Visio Professional 2010 and Visio Premium 2010 use container shapes to create legends for data graphics….

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Highlighting New Methods in Visio 2010

Saul Candib, a Microsoft technical writer for Visio, is writing a series of posts that highlight new members of the Visio 2010 object model on the Office Client Developer Content blog. In the first article, Saul shows how to use the Page.Dropconnected method to add a shape to the page, and connect it to an…

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New Structured Diagrams Whitepaper for Visio 2010

Microsoft has published a new technical article on MSDN about the Structured Diagram capabilities of Visio 2010.  Structured Diagrams help you organize the contents of your diagrams using intuitive, logical relationships between shapes.  These capabilities are exposed as the Containers, Lists, and Callouts features in Visio 2010. The article covers these topics: Overview of the…

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Online SDK Documentation for Visio and Visio Services

Visio 2010 SDK Developer Documentation The Visio team is pleased to announce that the online version of the Visio 2010 SDK documentation is now available here. This documentation, which also shipped with the Visio SDK download, is intended to help developers working with the Visio APIs, ShapeSheet and XML. It contains the following Visio developer…

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Visualizing Operations Manager Data in Visio Services

We enjoy seeing the innovative solutions that are implemented on the Visio platform. Now, with Visio 2010 and Visio Services, we’re starting to see some great new solutions that weren’t possible before. A good example is the Visio 2010 add-in for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2. This add-in, which was originally released for Visio…

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New Visio 2010 API for Configuring Raster Export

When we talk to developers to get their feedback on the Visio development platform, a common request we hear is the ability, through the API, to control the settings used when exporting a diagram as a raster image in the PNG, JPG, BMP, or TIFF format. Typically, they want to automate the export of the…

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